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are focusing of virginia as the battleground state. we are talking to a professor to let us know what is going on as well as both presidential candidates campaigning in virginia today. president obama will be in virginia beach and mitt romney will be in springfield for a veterans rally. if you want to see more about those events as well as every other thing going on, c- span.org is where you can turn to. stay with us that a:34 analysis of virginia. st. paul, minn., spending more is the category. mike is joining us. caller: i find myself spending more these days. just with the basic essentials such as gas, utilities -- i am a single father. a lot of my income is going directly to my son. there is really no room for savings at this point. i think a lot of it is the rise in gas. host: how much is a gallon of gas? caller: it is about $3.60. host: how much do you burn after a week? caller: $50 is probably a fair estimate. host: as far as other spending, you mentioned your son. what about luxuries'? caller: i think that is pretty much staying the same for me. i like to treat him to some luxury's eve
of the african american vote in virginia. we will also be joined by the editor in chief of the washington monthly to discuss a recent article in the magazine examining the consumer financial protection bureau. "washington journal" is next. ♪ host: this wednesday morning we would love to hear your take on foreign policy. specifically on what the governor -- former governor massachusetts, mitt romney, and president barack obama had said yesterday. specifically yesterday said -- specifically we want your general level confidence in each candidate on the area of foreign policy. here are the numbers to call. for democrats, 202-737-0001. for republicans, 202-737-0002. for independents, 202-628-0205. if you would like to take part in the program, there are different ways to do that. twitter.com/c-spanwj,an.o facebook.com or e-mail at journal@c-span.org. "the baltimore sun" encapsulate the speeches yesterday. they pointed out that president barack obama made an impassioned defense of the expression of freedom worldwide. mitt romney urged other nations to emulate the free economy and suggested that the
of the president took the bait, live on c-span. next, the president of the university of virginia on student cheating the debate about student athletes in higher education. then kathleen turner on women's health and productive rights. >> now a discussion on cheating on college campuses. you va has the nation's oldest student-run on system. president sullivan talks about who cheat, why they do it and how many students cheat. the chautauqua institution event is about an hour and 15 minutes. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] [applause] >> dr. teresa sullivan is the eighth president of the university of virginia, home of the older student-run honor system under which students pledge not to lie, cheat or steal. dr. sullivan was previously the provost and executive of private affairs. and an executive vice chancellor for academic affairs for the university of essex system. she focuses on labor force tomography, with particular emphasis on economic marginality and consumer debt. the co-author of six books and numerous sc
the northern virginia no bureau chief -- the northern virginia wrote -- northern virginia bureau chief with us, and there is a man who joined "the washington post" after being with another organization. and a man that attended virginia commonwealth university is with us. let's begin by hearing the candidates and their opening statements. the order was determined by a coin toss earlier today, so first, let's welcome former governor and the former chairman of the democratic national committee, tim kaine. [applause] and next, we welcomed former governor and former senator george allen. [no audio] -- [applause] we will start, as i mentioned, because of the coin toss with governor kaine. your opening statement. >> thank you, and it is great to be back with the chamber of commerce. it reminds me of a similar event years ago. at that event, we talked about transportation, and at that time, there was no rail or hot lanes being built, and i am pleased to have worked on that with you. we talked mostly at the chamber about economic development, and in my time as governor, we landed marquee companies, inc
at virginia tech, the most significant crime in the history of the state, and i had just landed in japan on a trade mission, and i got on a plane and flew back, and i spent time dealing with the breeding members of that community, and i said we would put in place a panel of people that have no connection to virginia tech, and we will have them turn it upside down so we can minimize the chance that anything like that will ever happen again. we can't prevent it but question minimize that chance. things that might have happened at ni college campus. but it required us to make significant changes to the health law, changes to campus security. there are things that went wrong. we dug into them. we found them and we fixed them to the best of our. -- our ability. >> as you take a minute, is this a broader issue with the obama's response to arab spring? >> in some regards yes. let me first take a moment and commend tim as i have before in his leadership on after -- after the tragedy on april 16th at virginia tech. as we learned from what we wrong and improved the safety of our colleges. tim, i c
-span, c-span radio and c- span.org. next, the president of the university of virginia on student cheating and then a debate on student athletes and higher education. after that, actress kathleen turner on women's health and reproductive rights. >> i am just angry. it is offensive to have people take on a position of public trust and then and use it. and -- and abuse it. and then to do it in such a way as to thumb their nose at individuals. you can tell that to me. i am a journalist and i do what you do and you do what you do but in terms of your supporters, people really believe and say that the government is wrong. they are lying. they are out to get me. they're trying to do it because i am black. they're doing -- there try to do it because i fight for poor people. and their supporters believe them. to me, that is despicable. >> sunday night, colbert king looks at corruption in the district of columbia's government at 8:00 p.m. on c- span. >> now look at the student cheating, why the cheat and how they cheat. this is one hour and 15 minutes. [applause] >> dr. teresa sullivan is the eight
in the virginia senate race. they say it is a tossup between tim kaine and george allen. they met in an hour-long debate moderated by david gregory. two more debates scheduled for october. >> good afternoon. welcome to the virginia senatorial debate between democrat tim kane, and republican george allen, hosted by the fairfax county chamber of commerce. i am david gregory. moderator of me to the press and today's debate. i want to begin by covering the rules of today's event. the event will last one hour and again with two opening statements from each candidate. we will pose questions directly to the candidate. the questions were determined by the panelists. i am not been received by the candidate or reviewed by the fairfax chamber. each candidate will have one minute and 30 seconds to respond. and the candidate answering first will have an additional one minute rebuttal. i would like to reserve the right to follow up with some questions as i see it as the moderator. we will conclude with a two minute closing statement from each candidate. there's a timekeeper in the front row. i want to wel
virginia. i am looking forward to going there soon. we have to include more voices and all the debates prefers presidential debate is coming up in denver and i think we will be in virginia tech before the debate. i know this was the side of the killing of 32 people. the brady campaign against gun violence has waged a campaign to get jim lehrer of pbs who will be posted the first presidential election to ask the question about gun violence. another. you don't hear much debate between the republican candidate mitt romney and president obama -- we will open up the debate and expand the debate as we so often do on "democracy now, "to a third party candidates. we will be in denver, to and we will have third-party candidates responding to the same questions being put to mitt romney and president obama. we will broadcast democracy now.org and on radio as well. you raised the issue of the critical vote as we traveled through pennsylvania. a whole issue of voter suppression and having been in charlotte, a great civil-rights city, where the students from the historical black college in 1960 set
are going up. in virginia, the key to virginia for romney would be to widen the margin they would get. mccain carried them by over 30 points. so did romney. it is basically about the same margin as mccain got in 2008. we see this burgeoning white college graduate group that obama lost by about 11. in 2008. the is basically about even. it makes it difficult for romney to put together a coalition that could put this. colorado has been closed. obama looks like he has a three or four. lead. -- thre or four point lead. it does not appear that romney is able to turn that demographic in his favor. he is not doing much better according to the polls i have seen. he has made some progress outside the margin. he is not making nearly enough progress to take the state. if you break it down to a graphically comment the denver metro area is about half of the state. the poster child for demographic change in the united states and how it can shift is the great state of nevada. obama is running ahead of the not as far as he did in 2008. this is a little cut off here. you can see an incredible increase
can't tell you how great it is to see such a terrific crowd on this hot day in richmond, virginia. virginia is going to go. we're going to win. now i have a really distinct honor and pleasure today to introduce to you not only just a colleague, but a very, very dear friend. now, i've had the pleasure and honor of knowing paul ryan for over a decade now. and i have had the experience of knowing him when he works and when he works and when he works. because i tell you, he can play a little, but he's a hard worker. this guy when i first met him, we served on the ways and means committee together. this is the committee that's central to trying to get our economy going and get back to work. paul ryan -- paul ryan since he came to washington was dedicated for the right reasons, for the right cause, not just for himself but for the people he represents to turn this country around and to take america back. now, diana and i have had the pleasure of getting to know his lovely wife, janna who in her own right is an accomplished partner for paul and her beautiful family liza, sam, and charlie
'll continue the conversation with virgin -- virgil good from richmond, virginia. are third parties still relevant. donald green is the author of "third party matters". he'll be joining us in the next hour. the "washington journal" continues for this sunday morning. we are back in a moment. >> you say we ought to surcharge smokers and the obese for their medicare coverage. >> right. >> where did that idea came from? >> it came from us. i mean, i'm the person who put it in the memo but i didn't have to fight very hard for it. i ran into this -- something i ran in the "washington post", where it said -- instead of calling people morbidly obese i called them mega fatties and i was rebuked for this for being insensitive which i guess i probably a.m. -- probably am but this is another thing where everybody knows this to be true and someone has to pay for it. i'm not saying you should bankrupt people who have it -- but you know, there should be penalties. i mean, i'm not really a democrat, but i'm certainly a democrat compared to him, but you have to be responsible to some extent for your perso
-span radio, and c- span.org. this morning, republican presidential candidate, mitt rally in virginia. then "washington journal." the family research council holds its value voters summit this weekend. michele bachmann and house majority leader eric cantor will speak. it will be aired on c-span 2 and c-span.org. >> people like to see where politicians' views have shifted over the years. and like to see how mitt romney was campaigning against welfare reform and against abortion. i think people really like to see how these politicians have devolved. there is an element that is a gotcha elements. there is also an element that this is incredibly interesting. >> i tried to think why he has changed so often and why he finds it so difficult to come down on one side of an issue. >> there is a governor named ron the lloyd h.. -- rod blagojevich. >> more with the buzzfeed "q & a."on c-span's >> mitt romney criticized president obama for his economic policy. he also talked about the recent deaths of four americans in libya. this is about 25 minutes. ["i was born free" plays] >> thank you so very
versus virginia, calling for women to enter the military institute any also wrote a landmark case concluding that the family would apply to state employers. when you think about the overall evolution of the doctrine and you look at his evolution, how do you explain it? >> let me go back to the case he first mentioned. it was my last argument before the court. it was in the fall of 1978. it was a case about putting women on juries. it is not all that long ago that many states either did not put women on juries at all or allow them to sign up if they wanted to serve or had an opt-out system this case was of the latter kind, it was from the state of missouri. the court in kansas city would send out notices for jury duty and the notice would say if you are a woman, you are not required to serve. if you don't wish to serve, check here. if no card was returned, the clerk would assume that the woman did not want to serve. this was at a time when most states had changed. the richest a few holdouts, tennessee, missouri -- there were just a few holdouts, tennessee, missouri. i had a preciou
to be more patriotic to were the country. host: thank you. let's listen to another clip from a virginia group of undecided voters. the question is "was cares or concerns you right now?" >> just the whole economy. how do we get out? i do not see any candidates really having a plan were really giving direction. host: back to the newspapers this morning. next from twitter -- let's take the next call from here in washington, d.c. joyce is a republican. caller: i agree with those who say i do not think we are recovering. i think the major part of it is so many of the billionaire's are sailing along and we are being pulled back by billionaires' like george soros who continually says he was to puncture the american supremacy. he has a book called "the bubble of american supremacy." he says that. i heard him speak a while ago at the national press club. one thing he was trying to do at the time was trying to legalize drugs. there was a huge article in the new yorker magazine talking about a meeting he held. i am very concerned about this election. we attended a meeting that some of his young people w
in 1979. brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> former virginia governor tim kaine is running for senate this year. in 2008, barack obama 1 virginia. the first time a democratic presidential candidate had done so in 44 years. after tim kane, we would hear from colorado congressman jared polis and former ohio governor ted strickland. >> it is so great to be here tonight. charlotte is doing a great job. i specially want to give thanks to my friends from virginia. [applause] you know, a few years ago, very few imagines virginia would be a battleground state. virginia had last voted for a democrat for president in 1964, but in 2008 we proudly casts our electoral votes for president obama. [cheers and applause] 2008, we elected to outstanding senators, jim webb and mark warner, and if i had anything to do with it we will win again in 2012. [applause] how did virginia go from red to purple? we did it with grass roots excitement and hard work. we showed virginians that democrats get results. [applause] when i was governor, during the worst recession since the great d
. focusing on the politics in prince william county, virginia. back to your calls, we are focusing on the "the new york times" editorial entitled "the road to retirement." rosalie is on the phone. caller: good morning. thank you for your show. on this retirement, i was wondering, my husband died of lung cancer at 47. i went back to school, got a good job, saved a lot of money. interest rates are dropping down to one-half of 1%. i used to earn between $1,000 and $2,000 for year. i have earned interest of only $138 on $300,000. and i help my children. as i dip into my principal, because i gave slow interest half of 1%, i cannot help my children as much. we are all being affected. i am extremely angry at the interest rates being so low. it is helping the rich people, but what about older people who have saved all that money and now we are getting 120 something dollars out of it? host: for you personally and others in a similar situation, what do you think the solution is? caller: a quick solution should be some sort of help for older people who have taken minimum distribution out of t
will look at treasury action to avoid hitting the debt ceiling. former virginia governor tim kaine and former senator george allen faced each other thursday night in one of four scheduled senate debates. the political reporter rates this race a toss up. >> the standarder barrier, he said 47% of americans are too dependent on government and they see themselves as victims. >> do you share that vision of america and what specifically will you do to deal with that 47%? >> as i stated in the beginning david, the best social program of all is a job. how do you provide more job opportunities for people -- >> you think nearly half the country see themselves as victims? >> no, i look very positively at the people. >> would you disagree with governor romney on this point? >> i have my own point of view. my point of view is that the people of america still believe in the american dream. our responsibility as leaders and public servant to make sure this is a country where everyone has that equal opportunity to compete and pursue their dream. the way i look at it, the point is, think that you l
and real. host: democratic line, institute, west virginia. caller: in west virginia, we had a governor who had a congress or house and a senate that would not work with him. therefore, he was not able to do any thing in the state of west virginia. what i have seen is a duplicate of that with this congress. this congress has failed to do exactly what they have sworn to do and that is to support the constitution of the united states. when you are making laws, it is not your prerogative to put your party first. host: alright. mr. woodward. guest: as i pointed out in the book, there is scene after scene where the republicans show that they will not budge on some of these things. in their view, they are adhering to the constitution. in their view, they're doing what is necessary. but the key point is that speaker boehner is at least a nominal leader of the republicans in the house and open these negotiations last year with the president. they're all kinds of offers and discusons going back and forth on this. you can see the detail and you -- you may blameahaw obama or you may blame the republic
of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from virginia is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, americans continue to look for work, put food on the table and ensure their children have school supplies as fall comes into full swing, yet the house is set to leave washington today with many items on its to-do list. while congress works to finish up to pass a budget to fund the federal government, catastrophic cuts loom on the horizon set to hit january, 2013. mr. wittman: leaving these cuts is unconshenable. it's not the right thing to do. our all-volunteer force is at war and these cuts threaten our national security. furthermore, they threaten over 200,000 jobs in virginia. nine days remain before the new fiscal year begins. congress should do the right thing and stay in washington instead of ignoring the reality and delaying tough decisions. it's time to put governing over politics.
for the call. abby is on the phone from leesburg, virginia on our republican line. caller: i was just calling to say i agree with the last caller that we do have quite a bit of standstill because people are mostly focused on the politics of just polarizing the different parties than actually agreeing to compromise. however, i do appreciate some of the social issues, specifically abortion, that they don't compromise as much. not every issue needs to be such a hard-line. host: thank you. twitter --ion if you are listening on c-span radio, we are talking about congress, expected to wrap up business today, recessing for the november elections and then back for a busy lame-duck session. mike has this story -- is more from the democratic leader nancy pelosi of california. [video clip] >> members of congress that were elected to a job, not just to hold the job by campaigning. but republicans are not interested in working together to create jobs and grow the economy and strengthen the middle-class. between august 3 when we adjourned and november 13 when we are scheduled to come back to session, augus
of the united states, so we're going to move on to curtis on our line for republicans, calling from virginia this morning. go ahead, curtis. caller: yeah, i believe in one-party control in congress if it's a republican. if it's not, i don't want to see the democrats in control. i think they got way too extreme and the reason they don't compromise as much -- i feel it's all the democrats' fault. host: let me refer you to a tweet that we have from gary. gary says divided government is best. however, not dysfunctional government. we need people who do government can do things and allow it to do those things. what do you think? caller: honestly, i think divided government is it good, and i do like the fact that there's -- for example, you've got obama, he wants to put forth a socialist agenda. i don't want a socialist agenda. they keep saying we're obstructing. you're darn right we're obstructing. we don't 79 a socialist agenda in united states. that's been tried in europe, and look how bad off they are. it's just a disaster. i don't mind when they call us obstructionists, and i'm proud we're ob
to the gentleman from virginia, the ranking member of the judiciary committee, mr. scott. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia is recognized for three minutes. mr. scott: thank you, madam speaker. i oppose this rule because it does not allow consideration for amendments to the fisa bill that would strengthen the underlying bill by providing for greater accountability to the republic of otherwise wholly secretive processes. operations of the government must be held accountable to the people. the problem with holding operations under the existing fisa law is that most of the activities under it are conducted in secrecy. the fact that i or other members of congress have access to classified information regarding those secret activities is not sufficient for public accountability. even if i were satisfied by my access to classified information that only reasonable and constitutionally justified actions are being take by officials in secret, i would still feel the need to give greater assurances to the public other than simply trust me, i'm satisfied, so so should you. curiously if i'm
california, mr. waxman and the gentleman from florida, mr. mica and the gentleman from west virginia, mr. rahall, each will control 10 minutes. and the house will be in order. and the chair would recognize the gentleman from washington, mr. hastings. mr. hastings: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. hastings: mr. chairman, 2008 campaign, president obama plainly declared the policies he supports would bankrupt american coal production. the obama administration has waged a war on coal, coal jobs and the small businesses in the mining supply chain and the low cost energy that millions of americans rely on. mr. chairman, the house is not in order. the chair: the gentleman is correct. the committee will be in order and the chair would ask members to take your conversations in the back of the chamber, to remove your conversations from the floor, please. take your seats. the gentleman from washington. mr. hastings: thank you, mr. chairman. mr. chairman, amazingly, the obama administration has denied that they have launched a war on coal, yet th
and shannon, please welcome ed meagher from virginia. [applause] >> good evening. call my name is ed meagher. can you to imagine how it feels to return to a war, emotionally, can -- from a war, emotionally entangled. and the country you are fighting for does not welcome you home. as the veteran of, he of the it war -- vietnam war, i know how that feels. i decided i would do what i can to get the soldiers returning from iraq and afghanistan to get a better welcome home than i had carried along with two of my fellow veterans, i worked with some of the most seriously injured soldiers and families. to lift their spirits. we held entities to realize that even though they have lost limbs, they have their lives. operation jumpstart helps them strategically think about the next phase of their lives. we have helped punch up resumes, but they do knox know they are marketable. we have coached them in france business outfits and computers to help with job searches. supporting our efforts is president obama's actions, increasing the budget to $140 billion in 2013. fully funding the new gi bill allowing o
- american representation. >> we will go to mike in virginia beach, republican line, go ahead please. caller: what i found fascinating is everyone in the room wanted to hear a plan, and if romney can go into the debate with a solid plan, there are several who brought up medicare. good paul ryan said, look at what happened to my running mate. we are going to solve the problems, and here is how we are going to do it. >> peter hart is going to get questions from a number of political reporters. let's listen in. >> i am always surprised we spend all of our time talking to voters, and the undecided voters that are still at this point, agonizing, going back and forth. one woman said she was one way and then another convention she was another way. it is hard to understand because most people are decided from birth, and these are people who are at sea. >> i should state that is why i brought them into the room. we know what 90% of americans are, and we could have brought them in, and it would be exactly what we have seen, and i wanted to try to look at that 10%. some people turn out to be a little m
in stafford, virginia, on our republican line. kevin, good morning. you're first up. what do you think about media coverage of campaign 2012? caller: oh, it's biased. it totally leans against the republicans. one example is every day in "the washington post," whenever there is a picture printed of barack obama or mitt romney, the picture of barack obama always has that beautiful barack obama smile on it. it's the best picture they could find of barack. and then right below it, there will be a picture of mitt romney with a sneer and he's very angry, like he's yelling at a crowd. but when, in fact, there's thousands of pictures available of mitt romney with a beautiful smile on his face and really looking positive and happy. they refuse to print those pictures. for people who don't read but just look at pictures -- there's a lot of people like that. that's one thing that the mainstream media in print, in newspapers, the "new york times," "washington post," they do it all the time. they used to find every glowing picture possible of hillary clinton that they could find. host: all right, kevin,
, for those far away from here, explain what it is. >> it is a little piece of maryland and virginia. both states gave up some of their territory to create this thing called the district of columbia. it happened because, interestingly enough, during the continental congress some of the great veterans had not been paid. philadelphia has been the capital of the united states -- the veterans marched on philadelphia to demand payment. the congress at the time, they asked the local police to support them. they had no local police, of course. after that, they said, this will never happen again. we will have our own territory. the congress will be there. we will control it. if we have to call for help, we will be able to call for it because it is our territory. so they created this place called the district of columbia. the constitution gives congress full control over the district of columbia. what congress has done, this was done in 1973, was to delegate some of its authority to a locally elected government to manage the affairs of the district, with congress retain oversight authority. up unti
line, institute, west virginia. caller: in west virginia, we had a governor who had a house and senate who would not work with him. therefore, he was not able to do anything in the state of west virginia. what i have seen is a duplicate of that with this congress. this congress has failed to do exactly what they have sworn to do. that is to support the constitution of the united states. when you're making laws, it is not your prerogative to put your party first. host: mr. woodward. guest: that, as i point out, in the book, there is a scene after scene where the republicans show that they're not going to budge on some of these things. in their view, they are adhering to the constitution. in their view, they're doing what is necessary. the key point here is that speaker boehner is the nominal leader of republicans in the house and opened these negotiations last year with the president. there were all kinds of offers and discussions going back and forth on this. you can see the detail. you may blame obama. you may blame the republicans. you may blame me for writing about it. whenever it i
traveling companion in wisconsin and west virginia, senator humphrey. on our devoted and courageous chairman, paul butler. and on that fighting campaigner whose support i now welcome, president truman. i feel a lot safer with all of them on my side. and i am proud of the contrast of our republican competitors. not one challenger has dared to put his head up in the last 12 months. [applause] i am fully aware of the fact that the democratic party by nominating someone of my faith has taken on what many regard as a new and hazardous. democratic party is once again placed its confidence in the american people and their ability to render a free and fair judgment and my ability to render a free and fair judgment. [applause] to uphold the constitution in my oath of office, to reject any kind of religious pressure or obligation that might directly or indirectly interfere with my concept of the presidency in the national interest. my record of 14 years in supporting public education, supporting a complete separation of church and state, and resisting pressure from forces of any kind should be clear b
jobs -- again, this is from cnn this morning. president obama was in virginia a yesterday campaigning. here is a little bit of the president. [video clip] >> we come too far to go back. we got a lot more young people to send to college. we have teachers we need to hire and schools we need to build. that've got more veterans we've got to take care of. we've got more opportunity -- the doors of opportunity we've got to open up. and we've got to walk through those doors. that is why i'm running for a second term. host: lead editorial from usa today -- gene sperling, who is the president of the economic council has an opposing editorial this morning. that is a little bit of gene sperling's opposing editorial in usa today. the convention kicks off at 5:00 p.m., but from 4:00 p.m., our preview show. during the live show at 4:00 p.m., david maraniss, author of the barack obama book that came out this year. and he has also written a barker fee of bill clinton. he will be one of the guest this morning, along with david wasserman of the cook political report. and finally come on robert gibbs of
and canada for the senate in virginia. >> good evening. it is so great to be here tonight. charlotte is doing a great job and i especially want to give thanks to my friends from virginia. [cheering and applause] a few years ago, very few imagined a virginia would be a battleground state. virginia had last botha for a democrat for president in 1964. but in 2008, we probably cast our electoral votes for president obama. [cheering and applause] in 2006, and in 2008, we elected to outstanding senators, jim webb and mark warner. if i have anything to do with that, we will win again in 2012. [applause] how did virginia go from red to purple? we did it with grass roots of excitement and hard work. we showed virginians that democrats get results. when i was governor during the worst recession since the great depression, a virginia maintained one of the lowest unemployment rates in america. we kept our aaa bond rating. we were named the most business- friendly state, best managed state, best state to raise a child. in virginia, we cut billions from the state government while making critical investment
potentially biden and boats. -- 5 million votes. 14,000 in virginia. shaving off 100,000 votes could turn this election when you look at congressman john lewis and others that pay the price for us to vote, donna is right. e need to have a two prong strategy. we need to do everything we need to vote this year so where we cannot turn around like ohio and pennsylvania and michigan, we can still vote because it they could take no right to vote and stand up against jim clark and , them what excuse do we have that we cannot couple of ids and go to the poll? we cannot be that lazy that we cannot do what we have to do. as much as we are outraged, we need of a strategy that we are therefore going to be proactive and deal with it. i'm with the conservatives. i am a conservative. i am try to conserve the voting rights act. serve theng rtto con civil-rights act. the radicals that have -- that are trying to have a radical departure from what made this country great. we are trying to conserve the country. others are trying to turn the country back and we are not going back. [applause] >> will let our
in florida. followed by a rally in richmond, virginia with paul ryan. >> president obama talks about a new initiative. while he was speaking to troops in fort bliss, texas. he met in private with a group of service members and their families. fort bliss, texas is where he announced the end of the war in iraq two years ago. this is about 30 minutes. thank you so much, everybody. leadership, leading our troops home. aftermath of hurricane isaac. state and local level. their hour of need. for welcoming here today. ray chandler. ronnie kelly. [applause] force in the world. missile defense command. ironside. first. military family here. [applause] received from your civilian knowledge two champions of fort bliss. also got all the great folks in el paso and new mexico. [applause] simple reason. life of our nation and military, operations in iraq. on a job well done. war, you were there. your speed and strength, the and less than one month. went back year after year. insurgent, you stood firm take the lead. and courage. people at all our troops would be out of iraq by the end of the following yea
up, and i think he inspired americans. >> how does the president win virginia? what is the biggest challenge democrats are facing? >> the economy, but the president is working on the economy, and he is ahead in the polls because of that. we value education, and the president values that as well. in addition to the military, you saw them talking about that a great deal today. when men and women take off their uniforms, they have do we do we have to serve them as well as they serve us. -- when men and women take off their uniforms, we have to serve them as much as they serve us. i think he hit a high note with that. we are going to take that home and convince those who are still wondering who to vote for that this president shares a deep commitment to this country. >> was there one speech during the last three days that stands out? >> that is impossible. michelle obama was terrific. bill clinton last night laid out such wonderful ways. he takes complex issues and crystallizes them. in one word. all the republicans do not understand arithmetic. we need to get the deficit down, and you
in which a virginia or florida votes republican. they are being cultivated in a way that republicans have never bothered with in the past post- civil war era. the old dixiecrat crowd is not the eisenhower crowd. the democratic party gets a great gift in both the election of the catholic who are governor here was one of the few major democrats in the south to endorse in the 1960 election. you elect the catholic, which is a direct repudiation of what much of the white protestant south once. a catholic, despite himself, and i mean it, suddenly finds himself endorsing civil-rights which are anathema to most of the south. with his assassination and the accession of the democrat from texas, a man of great ambition, mr. johnson, the passage of civil rights acts, each one of which, whether housing, voting, public accommodations, says to the south, we just want to put your face in it. i say the white south. nixon comes along. there is much conversation about the southern strategy. by that time you did not need to be very smart to know that the south had had enough. there was george wallace, who ha
backstage about an experience you had in virginia last week. >> i was traveling around the state, and i have a series of roundtables with women who were undecided. i had a chance to move them from the undecided to the decided column. i think i did a good job. they wanted a conversation on how the president is fighting so hard for women, and we're seeing at the federal level how the president believes in a woman's right to choose and how the first bill he signed was the lilly ledbetter act and how is fighting to combat domestic violence. also, the economy, our president has fought so hard to get our economy moving in the right direction. it was great to talk to people and hear their stories and hear how their stories resonated with what the president is trying to do. >> in addition to your dÉjÀ, you will be out on the trail as well. >> we will be busy text several days. the states and it is -- the stakes in this election are high, and not anonly as a senior adviser to the president, but as a mom and someone looking forward to being a grandmother one day -- not right now, but someday soon --
there are races with the model but even better. in virginia is in a very tight election. we had 75 polls. all but 10 have been within the margin of error. over half have been exactly tied. when you look at independent women in the suburbs of washington and richmond, of these people will be turned off not just by the economic model but also george allen is in favor of a person would amendment that would essentially outlaw choice and failed in mississippi i. i do think reaching out to women and maximizing our vote in continuing the growth will be key. >> what was the other one? >> of virginia would be the most solid. if you look a kansas city, there is a good model there. indiana. the suburbs of indianapolis and the movement in the race to where we were in 2010 is almost entirely white independent women in the suburbs of indianapolis. we have a candidate that can reach out to those folks. >> we did the same panel in tampa where your partner suggested that the redistricting will plus the candidate recruitment means republicans could pick up seats in the house. nancy pelosi said democrats will pi
what we need. host: our next caller is germane, and republican in virginia. caller: good afternoon. i'm going hear back and forth. i watched the action with the republicans. from thering now th democrats. president obama is making a change, but we both made some good points on the democratic side and the republican side. what everyone is failing to realize is too big a change, you cannot make a change from the middle. you have to regroup and start over. you can never go where you look awful. i am a republican myself. you cannot say the man is to blame for lot of things. from our side, we look from an standpoint were a lot of us are fortunate. we do know know what it is like. the lower class really struck it. i would like to see the democrats and republicans use both of those ideas. if you look at it from a down point, barack obama has a great point. he has a great aspect. he is ready to lead this country. mitt has come from a fortunate family. he is speaking from a fortune family aspect versus of barack obama speaking from someone who has been there is trouble. you cannot say he is to
with virginia residents who are either undecided voters or those who could change their minds before november. we will follow this focus group with remarks from political reporters. plus your phone calls, comments and tweaks. it's conducted by hart research associates, life here at 7:00 eastern on c-span. >> in his state of the union address, the european commission president called for the european union to evolve into a federation of nation states. he talked about ways to fix the financial crisis and outlook -- outlined long-term goals to promote growth and stability. this is his third state of the union address before the european parliament in strasbourg, france. this is 50 minutes. >> members, may i ask you to please take your seats now. please be seated. i would like to open today's meeting. ladies and gentlemen, please be seated. welcome to everybody. just to remind you that the first program on the agenda, the statement on the state of the union from the president of the union will take place. but before we go to the order of the day, i think it is worth while noting that for today, i
-- polling. another one from the washington post in virginia. president obama with an eight point lead in virginia. another jim, from clinton, south carolina. thanks for calling. caller: good morning. when you mentioned how those people pay social security taxes, those have been cut for the past four years. the democrats had the ability to cut the taxes on those people, so those people got a big tax cut in social security payments. i am still paying over 7%. but those people don't pay any federal taxes and also had their social security taxes go down almost in half for the last four years. you have to wonder how a 47% of the people who don't pay federal taxes could have a cut in their social security tax for number of years and could keep electing a president who's going to give them everything and someone else is going to pay for it. it will not work if it gets over 50% because then it will be chaos. when you look at the teachers' strike in illinois, that's the example of the democratic society that everybody ends up with the same or close to one another and then all fight one another
army is not in control of that area. there are parts of virginia where the union army still has a foothold. >> president clinton issued an early version of the emancipation proclamation calling the victory at antietam. this weekend on american history tv, historians take your questions on the battle and repercussions on the single bloodiest day of fighting in american history. at noon eastern on c-span 3. >> i think people really like to viewsere politicians' have shifted over the years. they want to see whether mitt romney in 1994 was campaign for welfare reform, against welfare reform, against the motion. but what -- against abortion. there is an element that is like a gotcha element. there is also an element that this is incredibly interesting. >> i tried to think why it is that he has changed so often. why does he find it so difficult to come down on one side of an issue and instead float between both sides of the issue. >> running for state office for the first time, does it help if there is a governor named rod blagojevich if your name is barack obama? >> the best way to d
of virginia. that is it. for a student who is expelled in the course of study, we will try to help them relocate to another college or university on the theory that, although they have broken trust with our community, they deserve to have a second chance at another community. we explain the circumstances and the of the college has to understand and accept them. >> how does the academic honor could translate into issues of alcohol and drug abuse and date rape? >> that is a great question. i would like to say that students are perfectly congruent in their behavior when they are on the university grounds and when they are not. but that is not true. we still have problems with both drug abuse and alcohol abuse, which students tend not to see as falling within the lie, cheat, steal continuing. students do not -- i think most faculty members would. one other area in which i think we have a real difference of opinion in terms of is downloadg copyrighted material. many of our students do not see that as stealing. they don't understand why we do. so, there are areas where we have struggle over t
they had strong opposition to the voter i.d. loss in virginia, and they thought they were caught it disproportionately impact people of color. in april 8 issue that editorial, because they said virginia did have a problem, that there were 10 felons convicted who were found to have voted illegally, and also in april of this year, in a statewide report, they found 50 people in virginia who voted illegally. the newspaper said that this was not a problem in search of the solution or the solution in search of a problem, but that this was very real. is this racialization? these voter i.d. lost are designed specifically to allow people to have the confidence and the integrity of the ballot box that has been upheld by a supreme court. no, dr. hill, i do not think this is a racialization. >> in your answer, i would like you to -- i want to put this forward. when you look at the data that suggests that when these laws get implemented, fewer black people vote. how is that not on its face and rationalized -- a rqa alized thing? >> my mom tells me these things, because they may be the woman i
, eight of the 10 are southern states, all but virginia in the south, all of the southern states are above the national average, some way above, with states like mississippi having over 30% living in poverty. 10 states with child poverty over 25%. nine of those are in the south. there are six million kid living in extreme poverty. that means income of less than half the federal poverty standard, and of those six million, 42% come from the south. there are 11 states with over 10% of their children living in extreme poverty, and 10 of those 11 are in the south. the pugh study, a new one, relatively new on economic mobility indicated that the lowest economic mobility in the united states is in louisiana, oklahoma, south carolina, alabama, florida, kentucky, mississippi, north carolina and texas. so this picture is pervasive. and in the south it's not getting better at the moment. the south was the only section of the country in the last census where these poverty figures got significantly worse. the next point being congenial to being concerned with poverty. this is not a southern attribute.
from virginia on the independent line. hello. caller: good morning, mr. mix. i'm calling to inquire about your efforts in states that currently do not have national right to work laws, such as west virginia. there is a contentious gubernatorial election there. the republican candidate is working towards reforming west virginia's status in the current unemployment rate. what does your committee do to influence the elections in the same vein that the union political affiliate's? guest: great question. we do not support or endorse any candidate. we want to inform people of a particular state where candidates stand on an issue like right to work. we focus on guiding the expression to supporters who we know support us. we're very active across the country. we passed a right to work labelle was beaten by the governor in massachusetts. we passed one in indiana this year in february. there are aggressive programs in missouri, kentucky, mantegna. -- montana. there are a lot of states where it is popping up. the issue is gaining attention. it is gaining favor, i think, across many states in t
to new york city. later this week, several battleground states. florida on thursday and virginia and wisconsin on friday. mitt romney is in california today. 3:15 eastern he will address hispanic business leaders at the u.s. chamber of commerce national convention in los angeles. we are planning coverage of his remarks that we will have later today. tomorrow he travels to new york city. wednesday, florida. follow the road to the white house on the c-span networks. tonight at 7:00 we'll hear what the voters in one of the key election states, virginia, think about the two candidates. the focus group is made up of undecided voters. it is organized by hart,. following that discussion at 8:30 we will speak with political reporters to get their thoughts on what virginia voters had to say. >> the boston globe posted a discussion thursday with reporters and analysts looking ahead to the final two months of the presidential campaign. alice addressed the president's health care plan, voter id laws, and if you vote. this is an hour and 15 minutes. -- they addressed to the president's health
in the united states versus virginia, calling for women to enter the military institute and he also wrote a landmark case concluding that the family would -- family medical leave a ct apply to state employers. when you think about the overall evolution of the doctrine and you look at his evolution, how do you explain it? >> let me go back to the case he -- you first mentioned. it was my last argument before the court. it was in the fall of 1978. it was a case about putting women on juries. it is not all that long ago that many states either did not put women on juries at all or allow them to sign up if they wanted to serve or had an opt- out system this case was of the latter kind, it was from the state of missouri. the court in kansas city would rk in kansasin kansa city would send out notices for jury duty and the notice would say if you are a woman, you are not required to serve. if you don't wish to serve, check here. if no card was returned, the clerk would assume that the woman did not want to serve. this was at a time when most states had changed. there were just a few holdouts,
-party candidate. that is followed by former virginia rep. and constitution candidated -- virgil goode. then a look at the history of political parties. "washington journal" live at 7:00 eastern on c-span. the education secretary talked about public and charter schools and progress in education at an all-day education summit hosted by the brookings institution hamilton project. he spoke for about half an hour. >> on a truly special notes with u.s. secretary of education on the duncan --arne duncan. under his leadership, the department of education has worked to increase college graduation rates and expect by the end of the decade to have the highest rate for our country. in that context of secured increases of pell grants and launched an income-based student loan repayment program. as you know, secretary duncan has put in place and moved forward a reform effort, raced to the top, and also investing in education. secretary duncan has also led the department in investing substantially in low performing schools throughout the country, a subject we have discussed today. secretary duncan has been immers
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